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What if where you banked mattered? At Southern Bancorp, it does.

Just by banking with us, you’re helping financially underserved and economically struggling communities throughout the Mid-South create stronger financial foundations upon which to build brighter futures. And that’s no marketing gimmick.

You see, Southern Bancorp was founded to build communities and change lives. Our mission is to be wealth builders for everyone in the communities we serve, regardless of where they are on their personal financial journey, the language they speak, or their zip code. The American Dream should be in reach for everyone, and that’s why we exist.


White House Appoints Southern Bancorp, Inc. CEO Darrin Williams to Community Development Advisory Board

LITTLE ROCK, ARK. – The White House has announced the appointment of nine individuals, including Southern Bancorp, Inc. CEO Darrin Williams, to the 15-member board that advises the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund and its director. "I am...

Southern Bancorp CEO Darrin Williams Named to Bloomberg Businessweek’s 2020 Bloomberg 50 List

(December 3, 2020) – Bloomberg Businessweek today named Southern Bancorp CEO Darrin Williams to the 2020 Bloomberg 50, its annual list of innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders who have changed the global business landscape over the past year. The list will be...

Darrin Williams featured in Bloomberg Businessweek

On September 21st, 2020, Darrin Williams, CEO of Southern Bancorp, Inc., was featured in Bloomberg Businessweek in the article "One of Finance’s Few Black CEOs Thrives Where Big Banks Fled" by Jeff Green and Peter Robison. The article examines how Southern Bancorp's...

George Floyd, Black Lives Matter, Systemic Racism and where Southern Bancorp goes from here…

(A message to the Southern Bancorp employees) It’s unlikely that there is one among us who has not heard about the murder of George Floyd in Minnesota by the police and the ensuing protests and demonstrations that have engulfed our country. From New York City to...

Darrin Williams Appears on Fox News’ Cavuto Live

Today, Southern Bancorp, Inc. CEO Darrin Williams appeared on Cavuto Live to talk about the new Paycheck Protection Plan guidelines for small businesses Click below to watch the full interview. Darrin Williams on Cavuto Live

Darrin Williams on Bloomberg Markets: The Close

On April 28th, Southern Bancorp, Inc. CEO Darrin Williams was featured on Bloomberg Markets: The Close to discuss the latest round of the Paycheck Protection Program. Watch the full video below.

Darrin Williams appearance on SiriusXM’s Wharton Business Daily Ch. 132, Friday, April 10th, 2020

Southern Bancorp, Inc. CEO Darrin Williams talks about the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) on the SiriusXM station Wharton Business Daily. Listen now below, or visit the Wharton Business Daily Podcast page for more.

Statement from Southern Bancorp CEO Darrin Williams on being named to “Great American Economic Revival Industry Group” on Banking

“I am honored to join the leaders of some of the nation’s leading financial institutions, corporations, and nonprofits in this collective effort to chart a national path forward for our economy following the coronavirus pandemic,” said Williams. Last week, Williams...

Darrin Williams Featured as Agent of Impact by Impact Alpha

On April 10, 2020, Impact Alpha highlighted Southern Bancorp, Inc. CEO Darrin Williams for his leadership at Southern and their work with the Paycheck Protection Program. Click below to read the full article. Agent of Impact: Darrin Williams, Southern Bancorp

Southern Bancorp featured in Impact Alpha for processing PPP Loans for small and minority owned businesses

On April 9, 2020, Impact Alpha shared an article on how community banks and local lenders are bridging racial gaps during COVID-19 recovery. Southern Bancorp and CEO Darrin Williams were featured for the bank's immediate participation in the Paycheck Protection...




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